Okay. This is pretty much priceless.
So way before Holden Thorp landed the dream job running Big State U., he was an awkward teenager with a hobby.
His hobby: The Rubik's Cube.
Remember the Rubik's Cube? All the rage in the early 1980s. I couldn't solve mine unless I took it apart. Figures.
A young Holden Thorp could, of course, solve his. And fast.
As revealed back in this newspaper profile in 2008, Holden was a pretty good Rubik's Cuber, even winning a regional tournament that yielded 500 bucks that he blew on records.
Not tapes. Not CDs. Records. The 80s, remember?
Anyhow, his efforts landed him a TV appearance on That's Incredible, during which he showed off his wizardry.
And thanks to youtube, it's here for all to see. (And thanks to the chancellor himself for circulating it via twitter. He's @chanthorp, if you're interested.)
Check it out. If you want to skip forward, go to the 3:30 mark....